Dec-Mar
Season
All Ages
Riders

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride, soak in the mineral hot springs and soar to a mountain summit.

Included: Sleigh Ride

Ride through Banff’s mountain meadows, western style! Snuggle down under warm wool blankets and enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains on 45-minute quintessential winter experience. Afterwards, warmup by the fireside where you can toast a marshmallow and enjoy a warm drink back at the stables (weather and snow conditions permitting). Sleigh rides depart from Warner Stables, a short walk or drive from downtown Banff.

Included: Banff Upper Hot Springs

Soak in the steamy hot mineral water at Canada’s highest operating hot spring at 1,585 metres (5,200 feet) as you gaze out at the jagged edges of Mt Rundle. Travelers have coming to ‘take to the waters’ in these soothing, thermal hot springs for more than a century. The Banff Upper Hot Springs are located a short drive from downtown Banff.

Included: Banff Gondola

Ride up in a glass enclosed gondola up to 2,281m (7,486ft) above sea level for an unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges. You will feel like you’re on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main level observation deck.

The best parts of the Banff sleigh ride for most people include the following:

1

Sleigh ride through the mountain meadows

Snuggle down under warm wool blankets and enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
2

Hot apple cider and roast marshmallows

Warm up by the fire after the ride and toast a marshmallow with a warm drink back at the stables.

The best parts of the Banff Upper Hot Springs for most people include the following:

1

Highest operating hot spring in Canada

Soak in the steamy hot mineral water at 1,585 meters of elevation (5,200 feet).
2

Amenities and views

The Banff Upper Hot Springs has all the amenities of a modern facility in a splendid historic spa and bath house – set against a backdrop of Banff National Park’s spectacular alpine scenery.

The best parts of the Banff Gondola for most people are:

1

Ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain

Take an eight-minute journey in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin over the treetops up to a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at 2,281 metres (7,486 feet).
2

Mountain top dining and facilities

The state-of-the-art summit facility has restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck.
The tour runs for approximately 45 minutes, including time by the campfire after the ride.
The sleigh ride travels through mountain meadows as you look for wildlife under a warm wool blanket. Then, enjoy a fireside warmup stop after the ride where you can toast a marshmallow and enjoy a warm drink back at the stables (weather permitting).
Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
We recommend that you get to the Warner Stables 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
The sleigh is “open top” so we recommend that everyone dresses warm with multiple layers, mitts, hats, a thick winter jacket and boots. You are provided with a blanket, but if you are concerned about being cold you can bring one along for yourself as well.
The sleigh is a traditional wood construction style, with wooden bench seats. You do not sit on hay.
Typically there are two horses pulling the sleigh. The horses are a variety of heavy horse breeds, including Percheron horses. There are two different sleigh sizes, a 12 seater and 18 seater. The sleigh may or may not be full on your tour.
Unfortunately you cannot feed the horses but you certainly can pet them if you wish. They love a good scratch on the cheek. You cannot ride the horses as part of this tour but we do offer horse-riding tours in the summer.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
The Banff Upper Hot Springs are located on Sulphur Mountain, near the Banff Gondola, just a 5 minute drive from downtown Banff. There is limited parking onsite, or guests can take ROAM, Banff’s regional bus service.
The Banff Upper Hot Springs features a hot soaking pool (39 °C) with a spectacular view of Rundle Mountain, change rooms with one-time use lockers, a gift shop and a cafe.  Towels and swimsuits available for rent.
Please note that tickets are open dated and non-refundable.
The Gondola Station is located at the end of Mountain Avenue in Banff, about a five minute drive from downtown. Detailed driving directions will be included with your booking confirmation.

Alternatively a free shuttle bus runs in the summer from downtown Banff, or guests can catch the Roam Transit bus.

Plan on arriving 20 minutes prior to your departure time, and please ensure you are in line 10 minutes prior to your departure.
The gondola ride is approximately eight minutes each way. The suggested total visit time is 1.5 – 2 hours.
Step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) and stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then warm up in the newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility with new restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck.

Several scenic hiking trails lead away from the summit complex. One of the most popular is the self-guided interpretive Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to Sanson’s Peak on which you can follow in the footsteps of Norman Sanson, who walked to the top of the mountain about every week for 30 years to check the weather.

The modern, fully-enclosed gondola cabins each comfortably fit four adults. A young child or baby may be possible to make five.
You may encounter some of the local wildlife including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, golden mantled ground squirrels, hoary marmots, Clark’s nutcracker and the Canada (Gray) jay.
The last ride up the gondola is one hour prior to close, and last ride down is 30 minutes prior to close. Operating hours vary throughout the year.
Gondola tickets are non refundable after purchase. If you would like to change your upload time once purchased, please phone the number on your ticket.
  • There are no age restrictions for the sleigh ride and children 3 years and under are free. However, children 3 years and under are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent, and may not operate in certain conditions (eg: -35C).
  • Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them on the sleigh ride.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the sleigh ride. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any child under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority) for sleigh rides.
  • Any minors under 18 years who are not accompanied by an adult must present a pre-signed waiver to go on the sleigh ride.
  • Reservations are required to guarantee your timeslot for the Banff Gondola. Please show the bar-code voucher for entry, for the specified time reserved.
Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain
Banff Sleigh Ride
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Banff Upper Hot Springs in Banff, Canadian Rockies
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